Prescription Drug Drop Off

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The Inver Grove Heights Police Department, in partnership with Dakota County, have teamed together to offer the public a place to dispose of prescription drugs safely and anonymously. 

Our box is clearly marked and is now located on the upper level of the Police Department, located at 8150 Barbara Ave.   

  • The drop box is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (excluding certain holidays).

How to Drop Off Your Medicine

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  • Drop off is safe and anonymous. No ID is required and no questions will be asked.
  • Keep medicines in their original container and place them in a sealed, clear plastic bag (pills can remain in their blister packs).
  • Use a marker to cross out your name on the medicine containers.
  • Place medicine that is no longer in its original container in a clear plastic bag and write the name of the medicine on the bag.

Medicines Accepted from Households:


  •  Medicines from households are accepted in any form, including prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications.
  • No medicines from businesses, including health care facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and veterinary clinics can be accepted.

What is Not Accepted: